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Re: The semantics of blank nodes

From: <MDaconta@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 16:13:50 EST
Message-ID: <fe.2086e035.2b041a8e@aol.com>
To: jon@spin.ie, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
In a message dated 11/13/2002 12:00:17 PM US Mountain Standard Time, 
jon@spin.ie writes:

> No, the best way to say "I don't know" is to say you don't know.
> The best response to "I don't care" is to say nothing.

While I agree with those maxims, I don't think the example
in the primer is saying either of those.  Clearly the author
knows that the object is an Address because the predicate
is "address" (thought I would prefer something more specific).

So, I agree that if you "don't know" -- a blank node is warranted.
But if you know and "don't care" -- I would say that is bad practice.

 - Mike
Michael C. Daconta
Director, Web & Technology Services
Received on Wednesday, 13 November 2002 16:14:36 UTC

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